Our client based in Port Elizabeth is looking for a Maintenance Supervisor control factory maintenance operations and resources to contribute in the delivery of production targets and the optimal standards of final product quality in a safe and efficient manner.


  • Matric
  • Certificate in Technical discipline or Maintenance-related fields (NQF 5) (Minimum)
  • Diploma in Technical discipline or Maintenance-related fields (NQF 6) – Advantageous
  • Trade Test (NQF 5)
  • Certificate in First Line Management (FLMP) (NQF 5)
  • Up to 5 years’ experience in Maintenance operations in a Manufacturing environment of which:1 to 2 years should be at Supervisory level
  • Up to 3 years’ experience in working Shift- Advantageous


  • Computer Literacy (MS Office Suite; SAP; ERP and other job-specific software systems)
  • In-depth knowledge of maintenance practices, procedures and processes
  • Sound understanding of compliance with applicable legislation, safety and other related manufacturing regulations
  • Ability to cope under pressure and handle conflict situations
  • Communication skills (both verbal and written)


  • Ensures effective reactive, predictive and preventative maintenance are performed on all plant / infrastructure / equipment as required, to limit potential failure and optimise production processes
  • Coordinates first line maintenance to restrict or prevent plant / equipment downtime
  • Raises job cards for all maintenance work required, ensure work permits are included (work permits for “hot work”, vessel entry and elevated work to be escalated to Manager for approval)
  • Drives and participates in all fault analysis on equipment failure i.e. Root Cause Analysis – 5 WHY, 8D, etc.
  • Approves all job cards after maintenance work is completed successfully
  • Ensures that equipment and work areas are safe, maintained by Operators, and that housekeeping principles are adhered to at all times
  • Operates within controls and procedures in order to ensure the integrity of Company
  • Identifies and reports risks or areas of concern to management within own department and area of responsibility
  • Ensures compliance with all relevant regulations and procedures to prevent fruitless, wasteful and irregular expenditure
  • Accepts responsibility for Health and Safety by creating awareness, as well as to address all unsafe practices in a timeous manner
  • Maintains effective working relationships with customers (both internal and external) towards rendering highest quality of services
  • Represents Company in meetings with relevant stakeholders
  • Identifies and solves problems creatively whilst demonstrating a high level of integrity in line with Company core values
  • Ensures that all employees have signed performance agreements
  • Monitors and measures performance quarterly by conducting employee appraisals
  • In collaboration with HR, identify staff performance objectives, potential areas of development and action plans where necessary
  • Ensures ongoing training and development of employees
  • Addresses employee relations matters fairly and promptly
  • Contributes to the budget preparation process
  • Promotes and communicates the effective, efficient, economical and transparent use of financial and other resources
  • Monitors and controls expenditure against budget and ensures spending occurs within budgetary limits and Company financial guidelines, report deviations to direct Manager
  • Explores opportunities to control and reduce costs

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